Entrance to the film series is included with Museum Admission during New-York Historical’s Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6 – 8 pm). No advanced reservations. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 pm.
Justice in Film
Join us for the New-York Historical Society’s film series, featuring opening remarks by notable directors, writers, actors, and historians. This series will explore how film has tackled social conflict, morality, and the perennial struggles between right and wrong that are waged from the highest levels of government to the smallest of local communities.
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Actress Lee Grant and acclaimed producer Susan Lacy discuss this Academy Award-winning crime drama starring the incomparable Sidney Poitier as a detective from Philadelphia who is assigned to a murder case in a racist Southern town. Directed by Norman Jewison. Starring Sidney Poitier, Lee Grant, Rod Steiger. Music by Quincy Jones. 109 min.
Lee Grant’s stunning stage, film, and television career has included an Emmy Award for Peyton Place and an Academy Award for Shampoo. She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her role in In the Heat of the Night. Susan Lacy is the creator and executive producer of American Masters, Thirteen/WNET’s award-winning biography series celebrating arts and culture.
The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024